Duluth, Minnesota (OpEdNews) December 14, 2013: Ever since the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the first trimester in the United States, Roman Catholic bishops and priests in the United States have spear-headed the Catholic anti-abortion crusade against legalized abortion in the first trimester.
How many non-Catholic American adults today are NOT aware of the Catholic anti-abortion crusade against legalized abortion in the first trimester?
In addition, how many non-Catholic American adults today are NOT aware that the Roman Catholic Church is officially against the use of artificial contraception?
American Catholics have made many non-Catholic Americans aware of their church's teachings against legalized abortion in the first trimester and against the use of artificial contraception.
But is there any hope that American Catholics who are against legalized abortion in the first trimester could change their way of thinking about abortion in the first trimester?
TWO LAY CATHOLICS DEBATE CATHOLIC ANTI-ABORTION POLITICS
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Maybe there is a wee bit of hope that Peter Steinfels might persuade some of his fellow Catholics to think again about that moment of conception claim. But George McKenna remains unconvinced by Steinfels' argument.
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Thomas James Farrell is professor emeritus of writing studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). He started teaching at UMD in Fall 1987, and he retired from UMD at the end of May 2009. He was born in 1944. He holds three degrees from Saint Louis University (SLU): B.A. in English, 1966; M.A.(T) in English 1968; Ph.D.in higher education, 1974. On May 16, 1969, the editors of the SLU student newspaper named him Man of the Year, an honor customarily conferred on an administrator or a faculty member, not on a graduate student -- nor on a woman up to that time. He is the proud author of the book (more...
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